The Scopes Trial
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Shouldn't we be teaching evolution in schools?
Rappleyea convinced Scopes, a biology teacher, to challenge the Butler Act that was against teaching evolution in schools.
Clarence Darrow defended Scopes in the trial against the Butler Act.
William Jennings Bryan defended the Butler Act. Darrow drilled him with questions about biblical history which Bryan could not answer.
Bryan's prosecution was not to prove the worth of the Butler Act, but to rather prove that Scopes had broken the law.
The jury finds Mr. Scopes guilty!
Although the jury found Scopes guilty, Darrow made Bryan suffer a public embarrassment that had a lasting impact.
WELCOME TO AP BIOLOGY WITH MR. CHRISPEELS!
In today's classrooms, evolution is taught. The Scopes Trial dealt with the debate over whether to stick with tradition or to abandon it for progress’ sake
Ugh! Why do we have to learn about another boring topic?!
Because the Butler Act was overturned in 1967, dude!
Today we will be learning about Darwin's theory of evolution!
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